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Rep. Bill Faison says he's running for governor

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Democratic state Rep. Bill Faison announced his bid for North Carolina governor on Saturday, saying he's the best candidate to restore education and health care jobs through his work in the Legislature and when he reaches the Executive Mansion next January. Full story...
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Rep. Mike McIntyre says he would promote bi-partisanship if he seeks governor's office

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A day after Governor Bev Perdue's announcement that she will not seek re-election, the focus now is on who will take her seat. Full story...
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Ex-girlfriend Blaylock, Commission chair, ardent supporter react to Berger's arrest

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Brian Berger's now multiple arrests, consistent tardiness and flip-flopping on issues has not helped his cause. We spoke to a few folks, including ex-girlfriend Heather Blaylock to get their reaction to Berger's dramatic day. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Gov. Hunt: Perdue's 'done a lot of good work'

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Jim Hunt knows a little something about politics in North Carolina. His 16 years in office are the most of any Tar Heel governor. It's why many politicians in the state, including Gov. Bev Perdue, look at him as a mentor. On the day Perdue announced she would not seek a second term as governor, Gov. Hunt was in Wilmington for a conference, where we caught up with him and asked about his protege's big decision. Full story...
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Obama, McCrory, others react to Gov. Perdue not seeking reelection

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News of Gov. Bev Perdue deciding not to run for reelection is garnering reaction from around the country. Full story...
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Governor's news not a big surprise to those in Wilmington

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While the news of Gov. Bev Perdue choosing not to run again took some local voters by surprise, others did not seemed too phased, and most were still more interested in the issues. Full story...
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Local legislators react to Perdue's decision

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video Gov. Bev Perdue's decision not to run again caused a political ripple throughout the state today. Here in town we caught up with Democratic Rep. Susi Hamilton and Republican Sen. Thom Goolsby to get their reaction. Full story...
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Ex-state treasurer Moore looking at NC gov's bid

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The Democrat who lost to Bev Perdue in the 2008 primary for North Carolina governor says he's considering whether to run this year now that Perdue has announced she won't seek re-election. Full story...
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Top lawyer for Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton dies

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The chief lawyer in the office of Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton has died suddenly. Full story...
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Perdue won't seek second term as governor

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video Democratic North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue released a statement Thursday saying she won't seek another four-year term because she believes a re-election bid would make it more difficult to find a bipartisan solution to fund public education in a divisive political environment. Full story...
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Gov. Perdue's statement about decision not to run for re-election

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Governor Perdue has released a statement regarding her decision not to run for re-election. Full story...
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US Rep. Brad Miller won't seek re-election

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U.S. Rep. Brad Miller says he will not seek re-election this year to the 13th Congressional District seat he held since 2002. Full story...
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Wrightsville Beach mayor, school board chair disagree on sales tax increase plan

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videoGov. Bev Perdue’s proposed sales tax increase to help fund public education has made her unpopular with many voters. However, mayors throughout the state, including a few in our area are banning together in support of the tax increase. Full story...
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McCrory prepares for hometown campaign

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Former Charlotte Mayor Pat McCrory will campaign in earnest for North Carolina governor starting next week in the county where he spent much of his childhood. Full story...
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Sykes says run for Brunswick Co. Commission "nothing to do with Charles Warren"

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videoA political battle in Brunswick County just entered a new arena. Social Services Board member Pat Sykes said today she will challenge Charles Warren for his seat on the Brunswick County Commission. Full story...
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